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this year with big names likely to be missing from the roster. sports director mark viviano brings us up on the pretty surprising news. >>> good morning. the joy of a new labor deal turns to harsh reality for the ravens who are poised to cut about $18 million to make room under the new salary cap. among the casualties, veterans todd heap, derrick mason, kelly gregg and willly mcga hee. heap is a 10-year tightend. the current contract would pay him more than $4 million. the ravens have been grooming his replacements, dennis pit ta and ed dickson. derrick mason will be a salary cap casualty. mason would make more than $4 million this season. it is possible, for the players who do get released, to return to the ravens at reduced pay but they're free to shop their services to another team. those currently under contract can report to owings mills at 10:00 this morning. jessica, back to you. >> the ravens first preseason game is set for two weeks from thursday in philly. >> you got to divorce yourself from the emotions. the bulk of the nfl season happens off the field. the quarterback is ozzi
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's gun and fragments hit his hip. it was a big gun, it could have wiped us all out. >> you don't feel safe any more. >> reporter: he was not linked to the original call for help. he saw this as a opportunity to strike. >> he had some large hatred towards the police officers. what we know is that he was incredibly mad at the police department. >> reporter: his exgirlfriend says he's in the u.s. army, stationed in kansas and he recently returned to baltimore. the police tracked him down thursday. they found pieces of the rifle in his car and house. >> reporter: he's awaiting a bail review. >> the officer is home from being treated at shock trauma. >>> your next trip from expedia and more sites could cost more. you could be taxed on the full price of the hotel room, instead of the half price you pay. >>> the industry is going to pay on the cut, cap and balance deal. it's not expected to pass. don't forget, the president is going to be at the university of college park for a town hall meeting. vic carter will be there, too. >>> a game changing day at the pentagon. they'll talk about the r
again. mike? >> reporter: well, the big story now is power outages. there are more than 11,000 people without power. a big chunk are in baltimore city. 5400 also, in the pikesville area. it's not a day you want to be without air-conditioning. >> reporter: another day of heat and frustration. particularly among gbe customers in the peak rewards program. she's in a it degree home with her 5 month old niece and her dog. >> it's not coming on. i'm getting all [ indiscernible ] feel how hots the. you can feel the heat. how you doing? air-conditioning working? >> no, it's burning up. >> reporter: volunteers made sure people were okay in the record breaking heat wave. first of all, they have the fans and whatever. >> reporter: today was cooler than yesterday, the power systems were stressed. thousands were without power. >> when you add to it, more and more power running through the lines and you factor in the external temperatures. a lot of power lines are aboveground. >> it keeps me cool. >> reporter: there have been 20 deaths nationwide since the heat wave began. >> reporter: city pools h
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's live, here at wjz- 13. >>> we have gotten good rain. man, we needed it big time. >> at first, i thought i was going to get missed again last night. >> don and i live on the same latitude, if you will. two nights ago the dynamic was primarily south. i was looking down at the clouds. you could see the lightning on the clouds, we were missed. last night, it was changed to north. over the past few nights, we've gotten shower activity we've needed. we were at rock hall last weekend. centerville and chestertown and rock hall. i'll tell you something interesting about corn. when corn is dry, the stalk sticks straight up. normally, it's like this, hanging as you see it. when corn gets really dry, the stalks go straight up in the air. the plant, believe it or not, whatever it's trying to do is trying to save its life. all of the corn was like this. i said, these folks really need rain. >>> well, we have low pressure meandering around the region. we'll have widespread showers and thundershowers. what we've got going on from noon to 8:00 because of rain that's fallen and rain expected to fall this
's an absolutely great day's start. we have the big dome of canadian high pressure running the forecast. today, cut and paste of the word pleasant. >>> the trouble is north of us, but southbound. here's sharon. >>> big trouble on 95 southbound. all lanes are blocked from the get go this morning on 95 southbound. that's just in the area past maryland, 222. that's perryville. you can see, the traffic is diverted off of 95 southbound because of it. it's diverted from exit's 193. you can take pulaski to get around the situation. expect delays on 95 and delays on pulaski as well. we have an accident past the maryland line. another one in rosedale, a new one in hampstead at st. paul street. speeds on the beltway are up to par and above. everything's running smoothly on the top and the westside. traffic is diverted at 272. there's an accident there and there's another shot of 95 and 275. remember, wjz is always on, go to wjz.com for more. back to you, don. >>> this was the breaking news from overnight, two security officers were shot. andrea fujii is live with more. >> reporter: good morning, don an every
for that decision. the ball may be worth up to a quarter of a million dollars. >>> the big story, a lot of, a story getting a lot of buzz on social media. this could cost him anywhere between 5 and $13,000 to the irs. it's a gift worth value. just like on the price is right, whoever wins that showcase, or for that matter, if you win a toaster oven, conservationally speaking, you owe tax money on it. >> you pay it before you leave the building. >> that wouldn't be a bad thing. >> people are going "the guy did the right thing" and it's costing him. call frankenstein brenner. i'd call him up and say "i'm rescinding the offer, here's your tickets, no chance." every usher knows your face. still free to walk in. i did help him get around that if i owned the yankees. all our friends at the irs, the most efficient government agency. they don't waste any of your tax dollars. >> let's take a look at a graphic here. it is absolutely gorgeous. 66 degrees right now. this day's going to be sunny. 82 at lunch. on its way to a high of 85. very pleasant this evening. upper 60s now. ten degrees cooler. ronny's outsi
against the former head of the imf. as randall pinkston reports, there are big questions surrounding the accuser as well. >> reporter: dominick strauss-kahn walked out of court an almost freeman. >> the defendant will be released on his own recognizance. the only restriction is the people will continue to hold his travel documents. >> reporter: the turn around came when prosecutors revealed the hotel maid lied about her whereabouts following the alleged attack. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness' credibility. >> reporter: prosecutors spelled out other inconsistencies about the accuser in a letter to strauss-kahn's defense attorney. they include lying to get into the united states from her native, guinea. her attorney insists the facts are not changed. >> the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't many she is not a rape victim. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's attorneys have insisted what happened in the hotel room was not a crime. his lawyers hope the multiple sex charges will be dropped. >> it is so important in this country that people, especia
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, welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to sound like a broken record. the deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling. there were more talks at the white house on sunday. still no resolution. president obama told lawmakers be prepared to meet again today and every day until a deal is reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has th
" will be bittersweet will be sure a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob thanks. also with us is charles bolden nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities we hope to fly our first commercial crew cargo missions early next year they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said
. the big task in outer space is moving a 12-ton module into place. it's 6:00 and a summer like day's start. sharon has problems on the pavement and marty has the weather. >> well, shuttle wakeup music will be over in a few days. there's your impact in your neighborhood. we'll point that out. it will be a sunny, hot one. it's the middle of july, it's supposed to be this way. mid-70s now and on the way to 94. the normal is 88. it is what it is. it will be getting hotter tomorrow. we'll be closer to a hundred. we'll talk about that shortly. >>> if you have a ton and a half module to move around, here's sharon gibala. >>> well, you shouldn't have too many problems at this hour. we have just a few minor issues. that's on chesterfield at hawkins road. one lane is blocked there. everything's running at full speed. the top and the westsides are looking good. no issues out there on the westside. that's at old court road. the eastside is looking nice. especially with the sunrise. traveling downtown, they started construction for the grand prix on light street between key highway and pratt street. re
a big difference. after beating the yanks, orioles watches the yanks pull var rise. new york just continues to rack up 12 runs in the first inning alone. that's a team record. the o's go on to lose this one 17-3. oh well. we will wrap up this series with the new york yankees this afternoon and you can see the game live right here on wjz. 1:00 p.m. is the first pitch. >> you see the final score, did they not go home crying? >> our producer malachi is a die hard yankee fan. >> good point tim. >> come on. kind of a team is that? 17 after you hit 12. >> really. >> give me a break. orioles did well and stopped at 17. good grief. you know, we don't cry. we find the bright side. we are looking a at a bright side with our weather today. it was a really nice day yesterday. did you enjoy yesterday? >> it was a good day. i'm trying to think what did i do. i can't remember. >> that's a good weekend. when you can't remember with you did. wow, -- when you can't remember what you did. we are looking at a pretty decent day. much like yesterday, the humidity level is low. we're still focused on th
no major problems with power right now. and we're not expected to break a record. but big problems are on the track. we have reports of people stranded without air conditioning, on marc trains. there have been power problems. and they're single tracking between here and washington. also, there's an amtrak train that is stalled near new carrollton right now, with 400 people on board. thankfully, though, the air conditioning on that train is working. >> reporter: the sun beat down. baking maryland in record- breaking heat. >> a big, hot wet blanket. >> like i'm in a bowl of hot pea soup. >> feels closer to 114. >> bge, allowed wjz inside its electrical operations control room. the number in red is how many megawatts of power is being used. it's 5500 on a typical day. >> he's not seeing any significant problems. there's been some heat-related problems in what we do in advance of really hot weather. we'll put more resources in the field so they can more quickly respond to power outages. >> reporter: marc train operators are monitoring for problems, after dozens of people were stranded
afternoon, hid their bodies in the bedroom, and then had a big party saturday night after posting invitations on facebook. hadley is charged with two counts of first degree murder. >>> after the battle over raising the debt limit. today the house is scheduled to take a largely symbolic vote on a republican-backed measure that has virtually no chance of passing in the senate. a just-released cbs news poll finds 48% disapprove of how the president is handling the negotiations. congress fares even worse, 58% disapprove of how democrats are handling it, and 71% disapprove of what republicans are doing. tara mergener is in washington with more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. no question, there is a lot of pressure all the way around here. and options are getting fewer and fewer, as the deadline looms. house republicans are on track to pass a plan that would raise the debt limit, for a price. >> we can no longer borrow 40 cents out of every dollar in this country. that's why we must pass cut cap and balance. >> reporter: the tea party backed proposal would let the g
and democrats appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> if no deal is reached by august 2, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act we face cats troverric damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they use the obama administration of scare tactics claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. >> both sides are scheduled to meet again later today. >>> two years after being rescued from her kidnappers, jaycee dugard talks about her time in captivity in a television interview. >> her nightmare began in 1991 when she was snatched from a school bus stop by a couple at the age of eleven. she was h
meat chicken. oh, so when's the big day? oh, we got married years ago. but the point is, i fit in it! are you wearing it... right now? yes! well, good for you. [ shopper ] excuse me. oh, so sorry. you look nice. oh, thank you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> hello everybody i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. we begin with breaking news tonight. >> an amber alert has been issued after an 8-year-old is kidnapped in southwest baltimore. wjz is live, derek valcourt just spoke to police about the boy and the suspect. >> reporter: this is just about every parent's worse nightmare. that 8-year-old literally snatched off the street and thrown in the trunk of a car. tonight police have issued an amber alert for 8-year-old derrick brown. he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a red rocket on the front. this all unfolded around 6:30 this evening say police. >> children were locking on the 300 lock of gwenett avenue when a vehicle pulled up. the occupant of the vehicle exited, snatched one of the children from the group. he throws the child into the trunk
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
and light street. tens of thousands are expected downtown for the big race. hey, that's next up on the calendar. >> it will be fun. >> that's next up. i mean, think about it. the, what is it? 40 days. -- did you see that guy in there? they showed a quick shot of him. he was doing construction. he said you wouldn't believe the number of people that pull up and throw stuff at the construction workers. he said everyone's excited about the race, but they throw anything at those guys. they're just doing their jobs. the traffic is a pain, but they're just doing their job. can you believe that? >> can i be honest with you? i've done the news for 35 years. i can believe anything. also, that will be one of the coolest events in baltimore. i don't think that the information tsunami has hit yet. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> it's all good news. we're 4 degrees cooler than this time yesterday morning. we have a heat index of 81 and heck, it's 79 degrees now. so, we're not that much off of normal to be quite honest about it. let's go to the ronster. you can kind of feel it. it's a
improvements to the school district. >> it is a big enough problem that it take more than four years to solve it. >> reporter: if the improvements are met like boosting test scores as well as attendance rate his contract has a provision in it that allows a bonus. back to you. >> thank you. his contract includes a $750 monthly payment for a car and driver. >>> first day of july is like the last day of june. absolutely gorgeous. you cannot ask for much better weather to start the holiday weekend. we have your first warning weather forecast. burn debt woods and tim williams are here with a look at the conditions if you are heading out on date night tonight. >> it is spectacular outside. this weather has been beautiful the last couple of days. nothing in our area. you can notice a front towards the great lakes. what the front will do is get closer tomorrow. there is a chance for a pop up shower or thunderstorm. nothing extreme tomorrow but heat will build and humidity will build. as we head sunday into monday the front comes through. a better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. there
. it was a big night for matt wieters. the only baltimore representative. as for the big hitter, gonzales hits this off of cliff lee. 1-0, american league. the big brewer's slugger sents it off of the top of the fence and over for the national league's lead. wieters had trouble behind the plate with brandon league pitching. he had trouble, he worked with an unfamiliar pitcher. the lost to the nl 5-1. >>> thank you, mark. and with the win, they'll get advantage with home field. >>> in a few hours, the american soccer league will play against france. game thyme, 11:30. >> thousands of people will be watching that, that's for sure. >> two more victories, world cup champions again. that's a good thing. give them a round of applause. that's huge. that's huge. isn't it like wearing purple? got to love that. there. [ cheers and applause ] what were those smock things. did that show the referees that the players were ineligible for the day? let's look at the day part. 77 degrees now, 87 at lunch and on the way to 90. 88 this evening. well, it's going to feel about 15 degrees cooler, if you count the h
stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see the shows and then people taking on the grassy
the crunch day is actually august 3rd, that's the day when the government has a big $23 billion social security payment and it has between $10 billion and $12 billion in tax revenue coming in. i think the really big issue for the treasury is going to be how it distinguishes between, if you will, paying back the money it already owes, paying back the government bond holders, and paying its ongoing running costs, things like social security, medicare, medicaid, military salaries and so forth, and i think the betting is that the government will put, will give a priority to paying the bills it already owes, to paying the bond holders, simply because if you don't do that, you go into massive default, and the whole global financial system i think really starts getting shaky, but not paying some of the big government commitments within the united states, that's going to get painful pretty fast. >> not paying the social securitys, the medicares, the medicaids of the world or even our defense budget that's as big of an issue for many in many mind as defaulting on our debt which would be a nonpa
, or 80. or yesterday, it was 100. so it's two degrees lower. not a big difference. easton, 102. d.c. at 103. and ocean city, at 100 degrees. that's the way it feels on your skin. >>> bernadette woods joins me now with a current look at the advisories in effect. and look toward the end of the week changes. >>> we have the heat advisory in effect for all of us earlier. western side of the bay. still in effect for the eastern shore here. but there's also an air quality alert, code orange for the baltimore region and d.c. region. that probably is going to be extended because we're still going to have high temperatures. but eventually, cooler air is coming our way. and that is coming pretty soon. later this week, notice how on the eastern part of the country, or northeastern part, there is a big dip coming. that's going to bring in much more comfortable air. we'll let you know how comfortable coming up. >>> first warning weather coverage continues live now with adam may. the dangerous heat this can be. >> well, that cooler weather bernadette has told you about, it can't come soon enoug
. ed hardy has another one. good-bye, home run. a two homer ballgame for hardy. >> it was another big night for hardy as he roughed up the starter. this gives him 16 for the season. the orioles win 12-4. >>> and a long game in pittsburgh comes to a controversial end last night. a brave's runner is out at the plate and the umpire calls him safe. they argued the call and the braves win it 4-3. some are very mad at that call. >> the ravins are finally reporting to work and no one's happier than this defensive tackle. >> it feels to be back in the building. i mean, i started getting board in the lockout. you work out and there ain't nothing else to do in the afternoon. i got tired of playing games. >> reporter: a defensive lineman has been reporting also. he filled in the right tackle spot for gaither last season. >>> and at the world swimming championships in china. michael phelps is swimming in the 200-meter freestyle. he was overtaken. i'm sure he's disappointed about that finish. good job, any way. >> you know, michael changed up his style of swimming and the events he's swimming in.
. >> reporter: drunk driving is another big no-no. >> it's a holiday season and people want to enjoy themselves, don't get behind the wheel. >> i drive aggressively. >> reporter: it's a warning this driver will take with him. >> slow down and keep an eye out for the police, i guess. >> reporter: it's not just maryland, but washington, d.c. and pennsylvania and more will have the smooth operator campaigns in full effect this week. >>> and the tipsy taxi program is offering free rides home in baltimore city for those drinking on the 4th of july. you can call for more information. that number is available at most bars and restaurants in the area. >>> derek jeter is ready to return to the lineup. he went 1-2 yesterday. he had a right calf strain. he'll be in his 12th all-star game. >>> an oriole will be heading to the game as well. he'll be the first oriole to join the game since 1989. he'll play in texas tonight. later, with a one run lead, kevin gregg gets chipper jones out and the orioles win it, 5- 4. >>> now, despite the tough economy, the fireworks business is booming. there will be more than
is the first. >> and heard he is the youngest. >> that would make sense, go big or go home. >> congratulations to him. >> whatever you like or don't like about our, you know, foes to the north. you have to tip your hat. we are looking at a nice day today. maybe in if you have plans you can see what it is going to look on it -- maybe if you have plans, you can see what is going to look like. not much going on at all. we can take a look at radar and show you that really the only activity that we have is down to the south just off of the coast of the carolinas and then beyond that, not much of anything happening. next weathermaker will not come until tuesday, what we will tell you is that we have adjusted a few things since the last check of the weather since the last time you saw us and we will be looking at a bit of a spike in our forecast and temperatures going way, way up heading into this week and that is going to be one of those things that is going to really get your attention heading into possibly tuesday into wednesday. again, that will come with the chance of some thunder showers. we w
the humidity and heat the horses are still breezing. they are just getting light exercise before the big day. they do it in the absence of any weather breeze, if you can believe it. the expected high is 95. the heat index, 98. officials say, no matter what, the horses will run. opening day at america's oldest sporting venue is a summertime ritual. this year the heat wave blanketing much of the country could threaten that tradition. racetrack officials are monitoring conditions and expect the races to go on as planned despite a predicted heat index of 100 degrees. races have been postponed only once before due to hot weather, during the summer of 2006. all along the east coast, people trying to enjoy the dog days of summer are feeling the heat. in outdoor rock concert in new jersey preventative cooling measures like sprinklers and slip and slides couldn't keep nearly 100 people from being treateded for heat exhaustion. at least one person was take ton the hospital. in the nation's capital it felt like 112 degrees thursday. paramedics were called to treat at least two people who collapsed on s
of penalty up de-- pent up demand out there and i think that's what we're going to see. >> reporter: the big problem is paying for that oil free technology. gas cars are cheaper now but maybe not down the road. >> you are going to see continued price drops to the point that by 2015 this will actually be cheaper than buying an internal combustion car. >> reporter: considering batteries cost less -- alex difficult meet rick. >>> show marylanders are paying 3.56 a gallon. it is also 21 cents less than last month. >>> facebook has a new friend. the company is teaming up with skype to make video calls possible. the move comes in response to the launch of google social network. mark sucker berg -- >>> raven fans can see ray lewis play some football all thanks to this field of dreams parody. >> are you a ghost? >> i just came out from a corn field. let play some football. >> reporter: plays the kevin costner character. produced on the spoof funny. >> that's a very clever idea. >> i saw the whole thing earlier and it is funny. >>> and people are starting to talk about it more and more, is there or i
across the country and the world. >> i think it would be a big inconvenience if this one shut down. >> now the usps pants to close 3,200 postoffices nationwide. ten of them are in the baltimore area including carroll, druit, waiverly, townsend town center. >> the bill's postoffice will be a replacement for the traditional postoffice but it'll be colocated with existing businesses. >> reporter: some worry the people who aren't a part of the digital revolution that's turning to postoffices might be the ones who suffer most. should this one and others close. >> but you have to think about the fact that a lot of people can't get around. you have to think about the elderly and people with no transportation. >> reporter: rising costs and dwindling demand has hurt the postoffice. and so has a high tech society using e-mail to communicate. >> we're trying to make sure that we're trying to be a lean and efficient operation. >> reporter: another one of those postoffices is in easton 21213. about 4,000 people could lose their jobs. >> kai, thank you. it could be some time before a final decis
approaching 95. and then this one is the big one, on 50 east bound as you imagine, from bay down live of live to the middle of the by bridge, a big backup there. 404 east bound slow to ridgely road. we'll keep you occupy date and have a complete report coming up in about 10 minutes. back to you. >> thank you very much, sharon. >>> many people wondering if the weather will hold up for the holiday weekend. bernadette woods is tracking the conditions now. bernadette. >> we've had a good stretch running up to this weekend. now we're going to show you doppler radar, nothing going on in our area. just a gorgeous evening out there. you do see some storms over the great lakes, moving in our direction. tomorrow just a chance for a shower and thunderstorm. it's a small chance, but temperatures will start to build. humidity will start to build. then our better chance for showers or storms are sunday into monday, as that front crosses by the area. although these are just scattered showers and thunderstorms, these are not all day rain events. so not a washout of a weekend. keep your plans. we'll keep you
for free agency and big-money contracts for players. >>> and baltimore remembers another notable figure. tonight, vincent rallo is remembered. he took over an italian restaurant for his father. the local landmark is known for its breakfast and large portions. vincent rallo was 79. >>> the parents of a teenager killed in a baltimore city park, want to make sure it never happens again. their 14-year-old daughter was electrocuted when she touched a metal fence. a new regulation could keep electricity in check. >> reporter: well, tonight, the green family is urging city, state and private companies companies to continuously check for contact voltage. >> reporter: four years ago, deanna green touched a fence in druid hill park. an exposed electrical wire was touching the fence underground. 227 volts traveled through her body, killing her. now, her parents are intent on having the city take action. with the regulation in the 14- year-old's dame -- name. >> the deanna green rule would work to have surveys done of the baltimore, maryland area to find the stray contact electricity. >> reporter:
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to do what he calls, informing voters. >> i don't care how much misinformation, big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: charlie works in progressive maryland, which represents the illegal immigrants. she said all of those who petitioned voters, there are many more who support the dream act. >> they'll believe that it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: about 56,000 signatures were needed to place the dream act on a referendum. state election officials received more than double the number of required names. kai, back to you. >> okay. thank you, gigi. >>> with increasing optimism, the nfl season will kick off in time. sports director mark viviano joins us now with the latest on a court ruling. >> reporter: a u.s. appeals court has ruled that the owners lockout and players stand. but a joint reaction from the league and the players states that a court decision really doesn't matter to either of them. because both sides are working on a deal. another long day of north negotiating. and while there is a gag order res
forward. >>> big news this morning. first according to several reports the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn is falling apart because his accuser may not be telling the truth. strauss-kahn has a bail hearing later today. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano is at the courthouse in manhattan with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. if true these new developments represent a stunning reversal of fortune for the man whose political and financial career all but disintegrated when he was arrested six weeks ago. two law enforcement officials told "the times" the case against dominique strauss-kahn could soon collapse because they have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who filed the charges. >> this defendant is charged with criminal sexual acts in the first degree. >> reporter: the woman charged that strauss-kahn assaulted her and forced her to commit a sex act when he came upon her while she was cleaning his $3,000 a night suite at new york's sofitel hotel. forensic evidence confirms a sexual encounter between the two took place but pros
up today on eyewitness news tonight. >>> the other big story, a 22- year-old city man is in custody and a woman and her baby have been released from the hospital after a carjacking. we're live where the story started. mike hellgren has information on the investigation. good afternoon, mike. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. the mom had a bit of a cut on her head. she and her baby survived after jumping out of a moving car on the beltway. this is new video that wjz obtained of this man. he's under arrest for carjacking a lexus with a mom and baby inside. it happened last night. he took them on a terrifying ride. he stole the car in west baltimore. chase wound on to i-95 south and on to the beltway. white, who's from baltimore has a criminal record. he's found guilty in 2009 of marijuana position and march of this year, fined $160 for accessive speeding. during the chase, the lexus sideswiped a trooper. the trooper saw the door fly open. the mom is a 24-year-old, her baby is 20 months old. as the car sled on the beltway -- as the car slowed on the beltway, they both jumpe
to drop the humidity. that will make a big difference. you can at least go in the shade and get a little bit of relief. the front stays to the south. when this does, just off to our west there's a new round of heat getting underway. that will expand not north and east, so it's moving our way. as far as numbers go we did get into the 90s. it's starting to spread east still in the 90s for dallas. that air is coming our direction. so today we're going up to 94 degrees, scattered thunderstorms. if anything becomes strong or severe, we will pass that along. then tomorrow still very warm. we're still in the 90s. this is our relief, but we are going to be much less muggy than we have been. so we'll try and focus on that. >> yes. we'll think positively. wjz 13 is always on. here are the top stories on wjz.com. for instant updates and the updated forecast, please log,,,, >>> children with adhd and other developmental disabilities are at greater risk when crossing the street. the study revealed those more easily distracted are more likely to be hit by a car. it's recommended that children with adh
conditioning tests going on, not much more after that the big news very much wanted, marshal yanda was shuffled back and forth between guard and right tackle. he knocks people over, the ravens way. you have to know that ray rice is happy that yanda has agreed to terms and principle. ray is happy that he and other teammates are ready. >> our thing is to got back to the field. let's get a good work in. we are a workman's team. >> and relative to ravens or shall we say former ravens, dante stallworth who came and a project that didn't really work, is new a washington redskin. the first ravens practice is tomorrow, first full contact on saturday. a cut made official by 4 p.m. tomorrow. once again marshal yanda not official yet. >>> we'll bring you team updates and cuts no a teen in anne arundel county is behind bars for trying to kill his father. the teen stabbed his father with a knife after the two got into a fight. allen shank is charged with attempted murder. his father is now back home. >>> a 16-year-old girl is charged as an dolt in connection with the kidnapping of a baby by. police found 7-
. >>> in dundalk where the fourth of july celebration begins today. a parade, big name entertainment and a lot more. the story coming up here in wjz. >>> and the weekend is here with the weather work out for your holiday plans, don't miss the update. >>> complete coverage continues with t.j. honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to your guy. it's perfect. i thought we were storming the castle. [ male announcer ] that's why you need the internet rated #1 for supporting multiple users and devices simultaneously. verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-tty/v. >>> an tops reveals randy savage died from heart disease. he had an enlarged heart with blocking of his arteries. he was driving when he crashed into a tree. he suffered minor injuries from the crash but the cause of his death is heart fa
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
stronger than expected earning result from big companies like ibm and coca- cola. the company said it sold more drinkers around the world in the second quarter. but goldman sachs, fell short of expectations in earnings because of stock declined and bond trading revenue. the bank cfo say it will likely lay off about 1000 employees. president obama said there has been some progress in negotiations over the nation's debt ceiling. the president praised the proposal by a bipartisan group who say their agreement on a plan that will cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion. the deadline is august 2. shares of news corporation rose today after son rupert murdoch and son james testified today. murdoch said he didn't know his company paid out big sums of phone hacking victims. and pittsburgh steelers running back rashard mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after champion sports apparel dropped his deal about tweet about osama bin laden. that's your money watch. >>> imagine riding a bike from city to city helping habitat for humanity build several homes. that's one group of riders has done
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government loans six years ahead of time. the automakers made a big turnaround since its government bailout two years ago. of the 12 billion chrysler borrowed from taxpayers, $11.2 billion has been fully repaid. they are now forecasting 2011 earnings of as much as a half billion dollars. the company has cut costs of the jeep chrysler and dodge brands. >>> american express has been reporting big gains in the second quarter. revenue rose by 12%, exceeding analysts' expectations >>> the talking continues in washington, where president obama has now indicated he would back a short-term plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling and present financial default. the white house is pushing for a compromise that would cut the massive budget deficit, while increasing the borrowing power. and with its final mission complete, the space shuttle atlantis has secured its place in history. but with the space program now in question, thousands of nasa employees at kennedy space center will be laid off starting tomorrow. >> that's your money watch. for all of your business headlines, log onto money watch.com. in
this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if, like, these guys, you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are most at risk. already, a 95-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man in the city have died from heat- related complications this summer. that's why health officials are urging people to check in on their elderly neighbors frequently, with a warning that it takes time before effects of the heat can karch up with you. -- catch up with you. >> so the two, heat-related deaths we have had this summer have come after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them on the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after, and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headache, nausea, all signs doctors say the heat is taking a toll on you. city residents can come out and get free ice water. >> reporter: ice water, the key word here. doctors say it is really important if you're going to be spending any time outdoors to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. they also say it's important to take lots of frequent br
the homeowner, a 58-year-old man, did not have a criminal background. >>> a big break for the men accused of stealing historic valuable documents, they can get out of jail. vick is in the newsroom to tell us. >> reporter: the pair is accused of stealing $6 million for the documents from the maryland historical society. they have been in jail since they were arrested more than a week ago. he needs to come up with $750,000 to get out. police say the pair took 60 documents, including papers signed by abraham lincoln. kai, back to you. >> landau calls himself america's presidential histian. -- historian. >>> developing news just into wjz. we've learned that fire chief academy is being replaced. some firefighters are being accused of cheating on a state licensing test. the state is investigating cheating accusations. >>> seven days and counting. time is running out for lawmakers to reach an agreement on the debt debate. democrats and republicans are arguing over dueling plans to decrease the spending and increase the debt limit. president obama has promised to veto the plan to do a temporary r
a big purchase is doing just that. i'm mary bubala, that story is next on eyewitness news. >>> i'm jessica kartalija. and we are here with elmo. and we're talking about the late, great jim henson. that story is next on wjz. >> yeah, baby. >>> any pop-up storms in the region. meteorologist bernadette woods is back with your updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. flames tore through the paradise greater christian center. while the sanctuary was destroyed, the church's pastor says thankfully no one was injured. >>> we as a people, not only need to be focused, but as a community, we need to watch out for each other. but it also tells them, through tragedy, god will give us victory. >> a special fundraiser to help the church rebuild will take place tonight. >>> many cities across the nation are privatized across the nation. mary joins us now with more. mary? >> the city purchased a brand new piece of equipment to take care of business. >> this is what 120,000 dollars can buy. a new paver to smooth
, and smartest associates, only at hhgreg, we help. >> wjz viewers step up to the plate in a very big way. >> and the maryland food bank is the real winner here. >> orioles fans donated 4600 pounds of food at the wjz and masn orioles food drive. >> that was more than we collected last year. it was great to see money donate to go a good cause. >> we're a proud sponsor of the food drive. >>> to say my bucket was very quiet on saturday. >> was it? >> a lot of paper in it. >> i know. that's good. that's what's changed this year. you know what i was saying? cleveland cash is good for us too. they were good for us. >> i complimented the cleveland fans because they were incredibly generous and i wanted them to know that even though we wanted to run them in the ground on the diamond, we wanted them to donate. >> and we did. >> we did, yes. a role reversal at the airport. >> nothing really surprises me i guess, so -- >> i'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner -- >> the airport attack that everyone is talking about. the big trouble a passenger is in for turning the tables on the tsa. >> the legal
. the starter had a big game for the orioles as they took on the indians last night. he gave up three hits in seven innings of work. the orioles squeaked out a win five to six in a nail bite their went to the final inning. that win breaks a nine-game losing streak. >>> and the orioles wrap up their series with the indians this afternoon at camden yards. you can see the game live at 1:30 on wjz 13. >>> that's right. it is here, they won after nine games. i was there to see it all. >> you were there to see it all. i was right there. good game. >> we were there part of the food drive, wjz, management of the orioles collecting donations and food for the maryland food bank. it was a wonderful afternoon. folks were in a good giving mood. a lot of folks came in from all over the place. >> i liked telling them when they give how much they help. one dollar feeds two people. so double that and it's very nice. >> makes a big difference. >> we've been saying, wonder how generous the indians' fans would be, very generous and cordial. the orioles fans kept up. i had a family the millers that came up fro
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